Grammy Awards 2013: In Memoriam

The 2013 Grammy Awards In Memoriam segment on Sunday night included almost 80 individuals this year.

At Sunday's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy paid tribute to musicians, producers, songwriters, executives and other industry figures who passed away during the past year. Here are the men and women who were honored in the Academy's honor roll this year.

Artists

Donna Summer – Queen of disco (May 17, 2012)

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner – Frontman for the Ohio Players (Jan. 26, 2013)

Chuck Brown – The "godfather of go-go" (May 16, 2012)

Robin Gibb – The Bee Gees (May 20, 2012)

Patti Page – Pop & country singer (Jan. 1, 2013)

Davy Jones – The Monkees singer (Feb. 29, 2012)

Fontella Bass – Soul singer (Dec. 26, 2012)

Marva Whitney – American funk singer; vocalist for James Brown Revue (Dec. 22, 2012)

Jimmy Jones – R&B singer best known for the smash hit "Handy Man" (August 2, 2012)

Cleve Duncan – The Penguins, known for "Earth Angel." (Nov. 7, 2012)

Herb Reed – Founder, The Platters (June 4, 2012)

Scott McKenzie – Pop singer, "San Francisco" (August 18, 2012)

Patty Andrews – One of the "The Andrews Sisters" (Jan. 1, 2012)

Dorothy McGuire – One of "The McGuire Sisters" (Sept. 7, 2012)

Jenni Rivera – Mexican-American singer (Dec. 9, 2012)

Kitty Wells – Country Singer (August 16, 2012)

Joe South – Singer, songwriter & guitarist (Sept. 5, 2012)

Adam Yauch – Beastie Boys (May 4, 2012)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – German baritone (May 18, 2012)

Carrie Smith – Jazz, Blues singer, "Black and blue" (May 20, 2012)

Bob Welch – Rock singer & guitarist (June 7, 2012)

Levon Helm – Drummer & singer for The Band (April 19, 2012)

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Musicians                                                                                           

Dave Brubeck – Jazz pianist, composer (Dec. 5, 2012)

Earl Scruggs – Banjo virtuoso (March 28, 2012)

Doug Dillard – Bluegrass banjo (May 16, 2012)

Doc Watson – Flat-picking guitar virtuoso (May 29, 2012)

Mike Auldridge – Dobro artist (Dec. 29, 2012)

Ravi Shankar – Sitar virtuoso & composer (Dec. 11, 2012)

Mickey Baker – Guitarist, "Mickey & Sylvia" (Nov. 27, 2012)

Donald "Duck" Dunn – Bassist, Booker T. and the MG's (May 13, 2012)

Jon Lord – Rock keyboardist, Deep Purple (July 16, 2012)

Ed Cassidy – Jazz-rock drummer, Spirit (Dec. 6, 2012)

Ronnie Montrose – Hard-rock guitarist (March 3, 2012)

Billy Strange – Session guitarist, arranger & songwriter (Feb. 22, 2012)

Big Jim Sullivan – Innovative British session guitarist (Oct. 2, 2012)

Mike Melvoin – Pianist, composer, arranger & former Recording Academy Board Chair (Feb. 23, 2012)

Jules Chaikin – Trumpeter & music contractor (Nov. 23, 2012)

Yomo Toro – Cuatro virtuoso (June 30, 2012)

Paquito Hechavarria – Jazz pianist (Sept. 27, 2012)

Luis Alberto Spinetta – Argentine rock pioneer (Feb. 8, 2012)

Maurice Andre – Classical trumpet soloist (Feb. 5, 2012)

Red Holloway – Jazz saxophonist (Feb. 25, 2012)

Bob Babbitt – Motown session bassist (August 16, 2012)  

Andrew Love – Saxophonist, Memphis Horns (April 12, 2012)

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Lyricists & Composers

Frank Wilson – Motown songwriter and producer (Sept. 27, 2012)

Hal David – Grammy & Oscar-winning lyricist (Sept. 1, 2012)

Marvin Hamslich – Film & Broadway composer (August 6, 2012)

Richard Adler – Broadway composer & lyricist (June 21, 2012)

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Music producers

Carl Davis – Chicago soul record producer (August 9, 2012)

John Stronach – Producer, engineer & remixer (Unlisted)

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Executives

Frances Preston – BMI executive (June 13, 2012)

Rick Blackburn – Nashville music executive (Nov. 30, 2013)

Donna Hilley – Music publishing executive (June 20, 2012)

Frank Barsalona – Music agent (Nov. 22, 2012)

Chris Lighty – Hip hop entrepreneur (August 30, 2012)

Gil Friesen – Record company executive (Dec. 13, 2012)

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Attorneys

Alan Mintz – Music executive and attorney (May 2, 2012)

David Braun – Music attorney (Jan. 28, 2013)

Paul Marshall – Music attorney (May 10, 2012)

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Pop icons

Andy Williams – Pop icon and Grammy host (September 25, 2012)

Dick Clark – American Bandstand host (April 18, 2012)

Andy Griffith – Actor & singer (July 3, 2012)

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Other contributors

Jim Marshall – Marshall guitar amp inventor (April 5, 2012)

George Marino – Mastering engineer (June 4, 2012)

Howard Hilson Scott – Inventor vinyl LP & producer (Sept. 22, 2012)

Claude Nobs – Founder – Montreux Jazz Festival (Jan. 10, 2012)

 

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